Kennedy Middle School recently hosted its first Academic Night for parents and students. Academic Night consisted of dynamic student-led classroom presentations, an informative PTA meeting, and a gourmet spaghetti dinner.
Students served as hosts and hostesses, and they provided parents and community stakeholders with a wonderful welcome. Each parent was given an opportunity to walk in the shoes of their middle school student as they followed their child’s daily schedule and routine throughout the first hour of the evening. Students walked their parents to each class, and parents received valuable information and viewed presentations detailing the content and curriculum their child has learned throughout the school year. Each presentation was hands-on and allowed for the parents to gain a better understanding of academic standards and expectations at Kennedy Middle School.
Following the classroom presentations, the parents were escorted to the cafeteria, where they enjoyed the gourmet meal of the night. As parents ate dinner they were also greeted by Interim Principal,Andrea Dziengue, West Region Executive Director, Clay Hunter, APS Distrist 2 Board Member, Byron Amos, and Executive Director of Innovation, Allen Mueller. During the PTA meeting parents and community stakeholders were given the opportunity to discuss future plans for Kennedy Middle School and upcoming changes for the 2013-2014 school year.